Gov. Justice reacts to state’s first case of MIS-C

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – This morning, the governor’s office confirms a child has the state’s first case of multi-system inflammatory syndrome.

The disease has mostly, if not exclusively, been reported in children exposed to COVID-19. With the first case reported, some wonder if reopening schools is the best plan of action when it comes to protecting children.

Governor Justice says nothing has changed. Schools will reopen as safely as possible.

“There’s always a risk,” said Justice. “We have to manage that risk until we get to a vaccine, that’s all there is to it. I think we’ll have our schools as safe as they can possible be and I think that everything will be okay.”

Last week, Justice implemented a color coded plan for school systems to follow, gaining praise from White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx.

Sponsored Content
Kassie Simmons joined the team in January 2019 as a weekend journalist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in just two and a half years with a BA in multimedia journalism. During her short time at Virginia Tech, she served as the editor for the university’s chapter of The Tab. Kassie was named the top reporter for The Tab at Virginia Tech on multiple occasions and made the list for the top 30 reporters for The Tab in the U.S. She also studied theater performance and minored in creative writing. Before coming to WOAY, Kassie interned at WSLS in Roanoke and the Tidewater Review in her hometown of West Point, Va. She has loved following breaking news since her childhood and has a passion for delivering the stories people care most about. Kassie is excited to be working in Southern West Virginia and looks forward to all the adventures ahead of her. You can follow her on Twitter at @KassieLSimmons and like her page on Facebook. If you have a story you think she should check out, send her an email at